The Statue of Liberty

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These lines from the sonnet “The New Colossus” are raised up as a beacon by the Left. Thinking and attempting to perpetrate a myth that the words are US immigration policy. This is a fallacy.

The poem was written as part of a fundraising effort for the construction costs of the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. It was one of many auction items for this event. Written in 1883 and the funding didn’t get completed until 1885.

And from 1885 to 1901 the poem was forgotten about. It wasn’t mentioned with the Statue of Liberty was opened in 1886 or even cared about until 1901 when another individual sought to make it memorable. Only in 1903 when it was placed on a bronze plate inside the pedestal did it become known.

The writer, Emma Lazarus, was a Jewish activist supporting Jewish immigration to the United States and other Jewish causes. Including the creation of a Jewish homeland. She worked with Jewish immigrants to help provide vocational training to those who arrived destitute so the could become self-supporting and not have to rely on the state.

Many of these things the Left opposes today. The Left hates the state of Israel. The Left doesn’t want immigrants that can be self-supporting as their entire ideology relies on the State providing everything.

The Statue of Liberty was not meant to be a symbol of or for immigration. It was created as a symbol for Republicanism. Not the political party, but the Republican form of government that we have in the United States. By fate, it became as symbol for immigration. But it has never been a symbol of illegal activity.

Immigration is a lawful action of leaving one country to settle in another. The Statue of Liberty welcomes those who arrive by ship into New York Harbor and present themselves at the point of entry for immigration into the United States. It does not welcome those who trespass into the country.

If you truly wish to hold of Emma’s poem as a symbol and policy. Do what Emma did.

Support Israel. Support vocational training for those who immigrate here can obtain good jobs and be self-sufficient without relying on the State. Support those that come here lawfully and opposed unlawful entry into the United States.

Guerrillas in the Midst

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If you’ve taken a look at the political climate lately, you know it’s uglier than Rosie O’Donnell’s leaked nudes. We’ve gotten to the point where expressing an opposing opinion on any topic can be a dangerous proposition with what political opponents are advocating and/or condoning. We’re not talking about tearing down yard signs or TPing a house. We’re talking doxing, death threats, and even physical violence. Put another way, we’ve entered the period of guerrilla politics.

To be fair, politics isn’t a subject for the weak at heart, but in the past there was always an underlying assumption the two sides only wanted the best for the country, just differed on the way to get there, and could respect the other side’s position even if it countered their own. It’s safe to say that assumption is no longer in play, as political operatives are more concerned with otherizing their opponents than finding common ground.

Although both sides participate in guerrilla politics from time to time, the Left has mastered it. Take Joaquin Castro’s recent decision to post the names and workplaces of businessowners who donated to President Donald Trump on Twitter. Yes, this information was public knowledge as required by election law, but Castro’s purpose for posting it had only a little do to with informing the public of where businessowners stood on the President. The intent was to call out these people for “supporting a racist” (in Castro’s opinion) and trying to shame these people into rethinking their support.

After a few death threats, cases of mistaken identity, and bad news coverage, Castro’s idea backfired on him, making him look like he deserved to be one of the back of the pack contenders for the 2020 Democrat nomination for President. Good thing for him he was already there or it might have been even more embarrassing. Even though the information is public, it was combined with an unspoken accusation: the people and businesses on this list are racists because they support Donald Trump, who is a racist. If the Left would have stopped with a boycott of these establishments, that’s one thing, but it didn’t stop there. The minute death threats started to be uttered, the minute the employees of these establishments started fearing for their lives, that’s when it went from being acceptable to unacceptable behavior.

Of course, try telling Castro and the Left that. They are all about “name and shame” when it comes to Trump supporters. Of course, when it’s Antifa, name and shame goes the way of Castro’s chances of seeing the inside of the White House on anything but a guided tour. As much of a double standard this appears to be, it’s not quite one because being a Trump supporter in and of itself isn’t illegal, but assault is. But if the Left gets their way, being a Trump supporter would be grounds for expulsion from society. And soon, their sights may be on anyone else who disagrees with them, all in the name of ideological purity.

This kind of thinking is folly at best, dangerous at worse. The natural instinct is to give as good as we receive, but that’s not going to work here. In its current state, the Left is wiling to do anything to ruin people who don’t tow the line. If they can’t intimidate you emotionally, they’ll do it physically. They are acting out of pure emotion, which means they may not respond to reason. That limits what we can do in response. If we push back, it escalates the situation and forces the Left to push back harder. If we don’t say or do anything, the Left wins by default and they continue to run roughshod. There has to be something in between these two undesirable results.

And there is, but it will require a little bit of strategic thinking. Comedian Dennis Miller came up with a solution in 2014: keep your politics close to your vest, especially these days. Don’t engage the Left, don’t stick your neck out in political discussions unless you’re ready to deal with the worst possible responses, and think about what you say and do on social media, in public, and in private discussions. But there are two things you can do that will strike a blow for freedom.

Vote, and encourage others to vote.

Until the Left figures out how to spy on how you vote (and don’t take this as a challenge, Leftists), you still retain the privacy at the polling place. When it’s you and your ballot, you still have the power to think for yourselves and act in whatever way you feel will make the country better. Even if you don’t agree with Trump, this constant bullying by the Left won’t get better until they realize the power they think they hold is through force and not persuasion or reason. They are motivated by greed, hatred, envy, and any number of other negative emotions that will lead either to another not-so-civil war or to them eventually burning themselves out. The former will be a bloody end that will not be a happy ending for this country. The latter is the long game, but it is the one that will ensure we can still hold onto the tatters our country has become and maybe, just maybe, we can mend it.

Amnesty International

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Amnesty International’s recent warning comes as no surprise. The organization is a socialist globalist one at heart and anti-American. It’s declaration is showing just how much it is truly against the ideology of Liberty and Freedom as exemplified and expressed by the Constitution of the United States.

This organization is a private British-owned company. Their so-called warning has zero impact on the policies of nations. It carries the same weight if such a warning came from Samsung or some other private corporation. It is meaningless and not worth the paper it was printed on.

There are many countries that prohibit travel to the United States. Not because of “gun violence” but because the United States believes that rights come from our Creator and the job of the state is to protect those rights. Something Amnesty International is wholly against as well as most government systems.

As an American. I really don’t care what opinion Amnesty International has of my country. They are a foreign-based corporation. They can issue whatever nonsense they desire. But in America we keep our firearms to prevent our government or any other from taking them away from us. Because it is our God-given right to do so.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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To put it mildly, the Left hates President Donald Trump with the fire of a thousand suns. To be fair, they also hate non-GMO free products with the same fire, so it’s not that big of a deal. However, among political figures, Trump is number one, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell coming in at number two. Whether it’s blocking House bills that have more riders than a horse at a kid’s party working straight commission or filling judicial posts, the hatred towards McConnell is visceral and real.

Recently, Leftists have decided to try to go after McConnell after the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. Some have congregated outside of his house and shouted vulgar and violent comments (all in the name of stopping gun violence, of course). Others, like Tim Ryan (one of the clowns in the current 2020 Democrat Presidential clown car…yeah, I don’t know who he is either), are organizing a march from Ohio to Kentucky to protest McConnell’s reluctance to pass House bills designed to make gun laws tougher.

Before the aforementioned horse gets exhausted, let’s take a look at Senator McConnell.

Mitch McConnell

What the Left thinks it means – the epitome of Republican/fascist evil and inaction, a Russian asset who refused to hold Donald Trump accountable

What it really means – the personification of karma

When I first started paying attention to McConnell, I have to say I wasn’t impressed. Based on what I saw of his actions on behalf of his ideology, it seemed he would dive to the left faster than Rickey Henderson trying to avoid a pickoff attempt at first base. As time went on, however, he’s proven himself to be a long range strategist and a thorn in the Left’s side because he plays by the rules they set up.

Remember Merrick Garland? Using a Senate tradition going back decades, McConnell said the Senate would not take up his nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016 because it was an election year. From then on, McConnell was in the Leftist crosshairs. From that point on, McConnell did little to endear himself to the Left, including reprimanding Senator Elizabeth “Chief Running Mouth” Warren after she violated Senate rules by attacking the character of a fellow Senator at a confirmation hearing. Nevertheless, she persisted to make an ass of herself, but that’s a story for another time.

Then, there was the use of the “nuclear option” that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used to try to fill judicial vacancies during President Barack Obama’s tenure. McConnell advised it would backfire on the Left, and once the Senate went back into Republican hands, it did. And the Left got mad…der.

I think that’s one of the main drivers behind the Left’s hatred of McConnell: he’s holding the Left to their words and actions, which exposes their short-sightedness and hypocrisy. It’s not hard to do, but high profile Republicans who do it are few and far between. And McConnell is the king of comebacks. Over the past 2 years, McConnell has been given any number of nicknames (Cocaine Mitch, The Grim Reaper of the Senate, Moscow Mitch), all of which designed to denigrate him, but his team and him roll with the punches using the one thing Leftists can’t stand when responding to their rhetoric.

Humor.

Although Leftists claim they have a better sense of humor than the Right, they don’t take it very well when their ideas get mocked. (And apparently they’ve never seen Amy Schumer’s recent stand-up specials, which were as well-received as a pig roast in Tel Aviv during Hanukkah). Leftists count on an emotional response to their rhetoric, but they don’t expect that response to be laughter. To put it another way, they can dish it out, but they can’t take it. Using a little mental and comedic jujitsu, McConnell has been able to not just get legislative and judicial victories, but drive Leftists crazy…well, crazier at least, in the process. So, win-win.

This is not to say McConnell is perfect, but to deny his effectiveness as a leader is folly. Where past Republican leaders were wishy-washy and willing to meet the Left halfway on issues (while never getting the same consideration from the Left, by the way), McConnell at least has some idea of how to draw a line in the sand and stick to it. Whether it’s advancing President Trump’s agenda or stymieing the Left’s agenda, he has learned the value of strategizing towards achieving a goal and finding the best possible path to make it a reality.

Mitch McConnell’s job description is a lot like hot dogs: you don’t want to know how you get to the end result. That, and both go really well with mustard, ketchup, and relish. The results are what matter most, along with Leftists’ heads exploding along the way. For that, Cocaine Mitch and his Mitchettes deserve our respect and support.


More Shootings, Less Security

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Over the weekend, we heard of two mass shootings, one in El Paso and the other in Dayton, and people on both sides of the gun control issue are up in arms, if you’ll pardon the expression. And even if you don’t pardon it, I’m using it, so there. Pro-gun control advocates scream about needing tougher gun laws, up to and including confiscation. Pro-gun advocates scream about the Second Amendment and Leftists wanting to take away their guns.

And neither side is looking to change a thing.

To be quite clear on this, I am a Second Amendment supporter even though I don’t own nor should I own firearms. I do not advocate violence under most cases, and I definitely condemn any and all mass shootings. The fact I have to make this statement in the first place is indicative of the stupidity of the current political environment where an absence to condemn is “evidence” of support. But that’s neither here nor there.

There is something that has connected the clear majority of mass shootings over the past few years, but very few people have recognized it. Contrary to current sentiments, they weren’t all white nationalists, Republicans, Democrats, Leftists, Islamists, atheists, and most of the other descriptors being thrown about like candy at a parade. The connection is obvious, even stated, but not even considered when devising “solutions.”

The clear majority of recent mass shooters obtained their guns legally.

Think about that for a moment. The shooters all beat the system government put in place to protect us. And no one else sees this?

Right now, we have tens of thousands of gun laws on the books at every level from city to federal, so any gun owner who wants to legally own a gun have to run a gauntlet of regulations, background checks, and monetary investments just to get the government’s blessing. And yet, in spite of (or perhaps because of) this, people who perhaps shouldn’t be able to get own guns are getting and using them for nefarious purposes. And that’s not even taking into consideration those who circumvent the system altogether and obtain their guns illegally. For now, though, let’s deal with the legal path because that’s where the failure is more evident.

After so many recent public failures, one would think the first place people would look for answers is the system responsible for the failures. That’s where people familiar with the private sector (i.e. not Congresscritters) or common sense (i.e. not Congresscritters) would start, but that doesn’t work for pro-gun control folks. The system isn’t the problem; it’s the lax gun laws! And the solution? More gun laws! In other words, strengthening the system that continues to fail with deadly results.

The irony is the pro-gun control side says we can’t keep doing things the way we have been while being absolutely inflexible when it comes to what needs to be done. They aren’t willing to look at the system they’ve created and promoted as the solution to the gun violence problem as the problem that adds to the gun violence problem they’re allegedly trying to resolve. When you dig down into gun control, you see a lot of ideas, but not a lot of depth to them. It’s mainly catchy slogans, like “sensible gun control” with only occasional references to actual confiscation or making it harder/more expensive to get bullets or some other nonsensical options.

On the other side of the equation, anti-gun control folks don’t do the movement any favors by becoming live action examples of the caricatures gun control folks paint of all gun owners. Just because you can pack heat in public doesn’t mean it’s appropriate in every situation. Yes, I know shootings are happening in unlikely places, but most of the time you won’t need to draw and fire. And as much complaining as you do about what the hoops you have to jump through in order to get a firearm legally, I would think you would be the first ones to look at the system and want to do something about it.

Unfortunately, neither side wants to address the system. Gun control advocates want to keep their power and gun advocates want to keep their bone of contention against gun control. And of these two groups, I have more faith in the latter group to come to its senses sooner than the former. However, I will be glad to be proven wrong.

So, who wants to be the first person in power willing to take on the failed system in place? The lives you save from pushing for reform in this area will be more than worth the heat you’ll take by those who will reject it. 

Lies about El Paso

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This weekend we had a mass shooting in El Paso Texas. A tragic loss of life and our prayers go out to the survivors and families of the victims of this horrific event.

The Left is all over social media stating one fact and one falsehood with this tragic event. And getting both wrong. This is the standard tactic of the Left to sow seeds of discord and divide the country.

The falsehood is a list of similar mass shootings that have happened and in each of them associated with the words “assault weapon”.

The Left preys on the uneducated to support their ideology. And you can hold a Master’s Degree and be uneducated in a multitude of subjects. This is what the Left does to help spread their lies and misinformation. Hoping no one educates themselves against their wicked lies.

“Assault Weapon”, for those who are uneducated in the field of weapons is not a thing. There is no such classification of weapon. Every weapon, even improvised weapons, can be used in an assault. The term is a descriptive tag invented by the Left. It is the beginning of their war against the 2nd Amendment which is hated by the Left. Because an educated and well armed people cannot be enslaved by Leftist ideologies.

In truth, any weapon used to commit an assault is an assault weapon. Even if a perpetrator used a screwdriver in an assault. That screwdriver would be an assault weapon.

Likewise, the Left’s favorite weapon to attack is the AR-15. Claiming it is an “assault rifle”. This too is not a true weapon classification. AR does not stand for “assault rifle” at all. The AR designation is from the original designing firm that created the weapon. ArmaLite. AR-15 is the ArmaLite Rifle model 15.

Thus in all these tragic events, the rifle used by the criminal is vilified rather than the person committing these horrific acts.

Now there is truth in the story as well. But it is taken out of context used used falsely in a wicked fashion. This act of evil to distort the truth is another Leftist tactic to support their ideology and narrative of events.

The truth is simple. The criminals that murdered the innocents in El Paso and other places listed, are not immigrants or illegal aliens.

It is a true statement but taken out of context as it is used by the Left to justify open borders and not securing our sovereign borders to prevent illegal crossings and trespassing of the United States.

The origin of these criminals has nothing to do with our border security. They are not related items and should not be compared with one another. Doing so shows one’s ignorance of the situation and lack of education. But shows that one has been indoctrinated into the Leftist ideology and talking points.

The Left’s goal has always been to achieve permanent political, social, and economical power of the United States. Their ideology has slowly infiltrated every aspect of our culture. Only our own education and speaking the Truth will prevent it from taking over and transforming the Republic into something our Founding Fathers fought and died to prevent.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating. I refuse to get on Twitter, mainly because there are too many twits out there. However, it cannot be denied it has revolutionized activism. Now, instead of going out and marching for a cause, you can just type up a hashtag and people know what kind of person you are. It’s the digital equivalent of the ribbons celebrities wear or used to wear to awards ceremonies to show they cared about a particular cause.

This week we saw the emergence of another hashtag ribbon: #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism. The Left has jumped all over this as a means to try to show President Donald Trump they won’t stand for his evil racist no-good policies, like…well…okay, so they’re still working on inventing these reasons. In the meantime, the hashtag will have to do because, dammit, they CARE!

See what I mean about too many twits?

On the plus side, though, we have a new addition to the Leftist Lexicon.

#WhitePeopleAgainstRacism

What the Left thinks it means – a hashtag designed to show the world they, and in particular whites,  don’t condone racism

What it really means – a way for Leftists to show the world they’re better people and, in doing so, failing miserably

Don’t get me wrong here. I am a white person against racism, and I agree with the basic sentiment. Being a racist is pretty much a non-starter for most professions outside of the Ku Klux Klan or Congressmember, but the sentiment goes a lot deeper than the surface. When you take a look at what the Left considers racism, the simple statement gets murky.

The Left’s definition of racism is race plus power. That way, a white man who called a black man the n-word is racist, but a black man who calls a white man the h-word (Honkey) isn’t because the white man has power over the black man. But it’s not just overt racism, folks. It’s any structure that holds whites to a different standard than people of color. To oversimplify while retaining the core of the idea, anything and everything can be racist at some point when it involves white people.

However, this isn’t the dictionary definition of racism (though I’m sure some Leftists are already hard at work trying to get their definition into the actual lexicon of the English language, if they haven’t succeeded yet). The definition of racism I use is being hateful towards someone due solely to their race. That’s it. And for most of my adult life, it’s worked out pretty well. The difference between the Left’s definition and my definition is it eliminates a crutch for the Left. If they admit racism isn’t about power or power structures, it opens up the meaning to include everyone, not just whites. And it’s hard to keep promoting victimhood for people of color if they have to admit they have the power to choose not to be racist.

This can be seen in a recent controversy over West Baltimore. President Trump tweeted out how bad conditions were in West Baltimore and calling out Representative Elijah Cummings for a lack of leadership in his home district, and the Left started calling him racist for the first time in, oh, a microsecond. Now, here’s the funny part. There was another gentleman who expressed similar concerns about the conditions in West Baltimore who isn’t being called out as a racist. His name?

Bernie Sanders.

While Bernie and his Bernouts are trying to spin the narrative to avoid comparisons to Trump’s tweet, it’s hard to separate the two, especially considering they expressed the same idea: West Baltimore sucks. Now, before the Left starts accusing me of “whataboutism,” let me point out both Bernie and Trump are exactly right. West Baltimore makes Chernobyl circa 1987 look like Club Med. And also let me point out that pointing that out isn’t racist; it’s a harsh and rat-filled reality.

Of course, the Left can’t seem to keep its own story straight when it comes to race. Remember when Leftists defended the idea of people like Shaun King and Rachel Dolezal being “trans-racial”? Or when they advanced the idea race is a social construct? If you don’t, be glad. It’s so mind-bendingly insane, yet it might explain how these same Leftists thinks West Baltimore is under attack by Trump pointing out how it’s being run by Leftists as well as, well, anything else they run.

And while we’re on the subject of mind-bending insanity, let’s look at how the Left applies its own standards as they pertain to whites. When white guys like your humble correspondent try to voice opinions about the state of black families, Leftists tell us we should stay quiet because we’re not black. So, who is behind the #WhitePeopleAgainstRacism hashtag? If it’s a white person, shouldn’t he or she be told to be quiet because they’re not a person of color? If it’s a person of color, wouldn’t the assumption white people would need to denounce racism be racist itself? After all, the basis for this assumption is whites are inherently racist because of the color of their skins…which meets the literal definition of racism. Not to mention, the idea people of color lacking the agency to be racist is racist in and of itself because it denigrates and denies the power people of color have.

See what I mean about Leftist ideas on this subject being mind-bendingly insane?

The further away we get from Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream in years, the further away we seem to get from realizing that dream. It’s gotten to the point the dream has become a twisted nightmare version where instead of looking at the content of one’s character instead of the color of one’s skin, Leftists are focused solely on the skin color and don’t give a rat’s ass about character. (Sorry, Baltimore, but I had to mention rats.)

Here’s the thing, though. Being against racism, whether you’re white or not, is pretty much our default setting in 2019 with relatively few exceptions. So, saying you’re against racism is like saying you’re against kicking puppies; it’s unremarkable to the point of being mundane. But it makes for some great virtue signaling. Only in a Leftist’s hivemind could something so utterly meaningless become a badge of honor. Then again, these are the same folks who believe everyone should get a participation trophy so nobody’s feelings get hurt, so there’s that.

In the meantime, if you feel you have to announce you’re against racism, seek professional help. You’re clearly not well enough to function as an adult and might need some supervision.



The Debates

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During the second Democratic Debate we keep hearing over and over again by the candidates the same theme and message. Whichever one of them gets the nomination needs to be bold and new with the Leftist ideals of the party.

These “bold” and “new” plans are nothing bold or new. They have been tried before across the globe and have all failed.

Taxing the hell out of the rich. Well France tried that and the rich all left France.

Free giveaways. Free education, free medical care, free universal wages, ect. Every socialist nation has done that. How did it work out for Greece, Venezuela, and the Soviet Union.

Price fixing. Well look at Cuba, Venezuela, the Soviet Union, and North Korea. This never works. It doesn’t create jobs and never rises anyone out of poverty.

If you want the US economy to become like the economy of those examples. Then the Democratic Party is the way to go in 2020. But if you want to keep the US economy strong. Vote for Trump’s second term or find a viable 3rd candidate.

On the subjects of science these candidates say they support science. Except when if goes against Leftist ideology.

Democratic candidates do not support the science of genetics at all. There are only two sexes, male or female. XX or XY chromosomal pairs. This is a scientific fact. Yet it is not supported by any of the Democratic candidates.

Likewise genetic science has proven that there is no difference, other than cosmetic variations, between the peoples of the Earth. There is only one race. Human. Skin color is a cosmetic variation only. There is no black race. There is no white race.

Yet every single Democratic candidate divides the people of the United States by skin color to further their agenda. They are the true party of science deniers.

But every Democratic candidate enthusiastically supports any science that promotes governmental control over the population. Because it’s not about the science, it’s about control.

Salem 2016

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The Democratic Party continues it’s witch hunt against President Trump. They are still very much upset at the loss of the 2016 election and they will do anything to undo the result.

They wanted Hillary to be President so they could enact policies that would prevent another Republican from ever being elected to the White House again. After all Hillary had stated during her campaign that the greatest threat to American Democracy was the Republican Party. And the Democratic Party wished to end that threat forever.

I would agree with Hillary on this point though. The Republican Party is the greatest threat to American Democracy because they know America is a Republic and not a democracy of any kind. That truth is what the Democratic Party wishes to stamp out.

With Donald Trump becoming President in 2016, that single event forever changed the hopes of the Democratic Party. It was such a blow to their plans that they refuse to accept it. They cannot believe that the American people elected Trump. Especially after the socialist utopia of the Obama Administration. It’s just inconceivable that Hillary did not win the election.

Thus the Democratic Party has shifted the blame. Since it cannot be a failed candidate or the failures of the previous administration. It must be something else. Mass hypnosis, space aliens, mind control lasers. Or the good old standby … Russia.

And because Donald Trump won, he must be guilty of something that got him elected. So he must be conspiring with the Russians. There has been no evidence linking Donald Trump or his campaign to any Russian or space alien conspiracy and the 2016 election. But that just means it hasn’t been found yet. The President is guilty and must prove his innocence to the Democratic Party.

So here we have the same logic behind the Salem Witch Trials and a complete disregard for American judicial history and innocent unless proven guilty. One cannot reason with the madness that infects the Democratic Party on this issue. It is a burning fever and hell bent to destroy the President at any cost.

At this point I am convinced that the Democratic controlled House will launch a new investigation, or simply move towards impeaching the President Trump. They may do both. There is no way to stop them currently so let them hang themselves on this rope.

The House will vote to Impeach President Trump, mostly along party lines. And he will be Impeached. Then the Senate will hold a Trial which is what the Democratic Party and their Leftist followers tend to forget how our system works. The Senate will be the judge of any wrong doing as suggested by the House. Here the Senate will acquit the President bringing this witch hunt to a close.

And these events will have a direct impact on the 2020 elections. The people elected Donald Trump in 2016 and they will do so again in 2020. Along with removing the Leftist Democratic Party from congress.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

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With all the discussion of tolerance and the number of genders (Spoiler Alert: still 2), there is a relatively new phenomenon: preferred pronouns. Thanks to Chief Running Mouth, Elizabeth Warren, putting her preferred pronouns on her Twitter profile, the Left had a collective joygasm. Finally, the Democrats were talking about a subject that matters to approximately 0.0000000325% of the population!

What started out as a way for people online to describe what they consider themselves (while at the same time increasing the number of times lesser used letters like X, Y, and Z appear in words) has turned into a social and judicial issue due in no small part to the Left’s use of identity politics. As a result, we now have yet another way to enter the twisted, mixed-up world of Leftist thought.

preferred pronouns

What the Left thinks it means – a way for people to express their sexual preferences and identity, an important statement about one’s self

What it really means – creating more division using stupid means

I’ve often said the Left uses language to control the narrative, but in this case, they’ve invented their own language reminiscent of feminists of the 1990s purposely misspelling words so they didn’t have to use the word “man.” Thanks to websites like Reddit, though, the preferred pronoun movement took off like a rocket. At first, it was pretty harmless, but now it’s gotten downright litigious.

In some states and countries, it is now illegal to use the wrong pronouns if a person tells you what he/she/it prefers you use. And people are okay with this? Unfortunately, the answer is yes because in their minds “misgendering” someone by not using preferred pronouns should be illegal. Even if it’s a 6’4” 280 pound linebacker born Hunk Slabchest whose preferred pronouns are zee/zyr (and, yes, these are actual preferred pronouns, ladies and gentlemen), if Hunk asks you to use them and you fail to, there are now legal punishments. Granted, the people who feel this way tend to overlap with the “words are violence” crowd, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they managed to find a way to make pronouns punishable by the Pronoun Police.

Yeah, maybe I’d take this personal pronoun business a little more seriously if their advocates could spell. And, yes, I’ve seen how you spell in your Tweets. Maybe work on mastering actual pronouns before you tackle the preferred ones, okay?

At the heart of the personal pronoun issue is a need for sexual individuality, which isn’t bad in and of itself. When it gets to the level we’ve reached, though, it goes into the land of delusion and scientific illiteracy. Biology, physiology, anatomy, and other life sciences have shown time and time again there are two genders, male and female. It doesn’t matter what you think or how you feel, that’s pretty much a done deal. You are either male or female at the genetic level. Period. Just because you don’t identify as a member of one of the two genders doesn’t mean you’re not one of them.

This is where preferred pronouns undercut science. By allowing the idea of multiple genders outside of the male/female dynamic, any variation on a theme can be seen as a legitimate gender, thus increasing the number of possible preferred pronouns and creating more potential for misunderstandings, division, and even legal penalties. On the plus side, it also creates the potential for a lot of mockery, but overall it’s not a great idea.

There’s also the potential for psychological damage. Just because you want to be called zyr doesn’t require the world to cater to your will, and those who think it should aren’t helping. They are creating an environment where your feelings trump fact, and that isn’t healthy for anyone, especially not the little zyr they’re coddling. Once you allow yourself to define your own reality irrespective of the reality around you, you have bought into the delusion, and it becomes harder to ween yourself off of it.

The main problem I have with preferred pronouns is one of respect. The people who want us to use them expect us to respect their wishes, but they don’t offer respect in return. If you tell me your personal pronouns and I slip up, forget, or just don’t care to use them, it shouldn’t result in legal action against me. That’s more heavy-handed than Iron Man giving you a high five while holding onto a bar of gold, and probably a lot less painful. I live by a simple philosophy: I will show you the respect you show me until something happens to change that dynamic. If you insist I use your pronouns but you don’t give me time for a learning curve, that’s not respect; that’s dominance in search of deferential coercion. Put in Leftist terms, it’s your privilege and agency attempting to subdue mine.

Guess how likely I will be to use your preferred pronouns in that scenario.

Look, if your entire identity is wrapped up in whether people use the right two or three letter combination to describe you, there is a lot more wrong with you than the whole preferred pronoun thing. If you want to be unique and stand out, focus on what makes you special and share that. Don’t create a weird combination of letters that won’t get counted when used in Words With Friends because it’s a false sense of identity. You are actively self-segregating, which means fewer and fewer people may want to try to get to know you. Eventually, you will become the individual you always wanted to be and you will be lonelier for it.